February 5th, 2021
High Speeds in Cibyn Risks Lives - Stand Up For Slowing Down

GoSafe’s strategic aim is to reduce the number of casualties and to make Welsh roads safer for everyone. As part of our enforcement strategy, we respond to community concerns and can deploy our mobile cameras to a variety of locations, including to areas where road works are taking place.


Work is continuing on the new bypass near the busy Cibyn Industrial Estate on the route out of Caernarfon to Llanrug. A speed limit of 30mph was introduced along this stretch of road works as a safety measure to keep those working at the site safe.


Since the site was made live on the 27th November, 2020, our Casualty Reduction Officers have visited this site 8 times and recorded a total of 460 speeding offences, with an average of 57.5 offences recorded on each visit.


One of the highest speed recorded at this site was 56mph, nearly double the speed limit! This motorist endangered the safety of themselves as well as of other road users and workers at the site.


Speeding is one of the main contributing factors to collisions on our roads, a factor which can be avoided if we all choose to comply with the speed limit. High speeds risk lives and now, more than ever, we need to look after each other and play our part in reducing the pressure on our NHS.


Sgt Mel Brace, North Wales Police GoSafe Coordinator said:


“Everyone has the right to use the roads safely and confidently. The temporary speed limit at Cibyn has been put in place for the safety of those working on the new bypass road. Speeding is one of the main contributing factors to collisions on our roads, and by standing up for slowing down and complying with the speed limit you’ll be playing your part in keeping these key workers safe on the road.”


So, if you see a GoSafe van at this site, or indeed at any other site across North Wales, know that we are in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason. We ask all road users to stand up for slowing down and help make our roads safer for everyone.  

Friday, 05 February 2021